Chapter 13

Chapter 13

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Charlemagne king of france, also crowned Emperor of the roman people in 800
Papal states a region in central Italy ruled by the pope
Counts officials chosen by Charlemagne to rule parts of his empire in his name
Navigation planning a course if travel, such as viking crossing the sea
Sagas long Icelandic stories about great heroes and events
Leif Eriksson Viking who led settlers to the eastern shores of what is now Canada
Knights highly skilled warriors who fought on horse back
Fief land given to a knight in exchange for his services
Vassal a person who accepts a fief from a lord
Feudal system the political and social system of exchanging land for service
Fealty a knights loyalty to the lord who gives him land
Manorial system an economic system built around large estates called manors
Serfs people who are leagally tied to the manor on which they worked
Alfred the great first king of the united England and who drove out the vikings
William the conqueror Duke or Normandy, conquered England in 1066
Domesday book thee record of Williams survey of Englands people and their property
Eleanor of Aquitaine powerful French Duchess
Magna carta document that restricted the king of Englands power, considered to be the first step toward democracy in England
Parliament governing body that was the result of the king's council in the 1260's and which still makes Englands laws today
Hugh capet first ruler from the Capetian Dynasty
Otto the great Saxon duke who became Emperor
Reconquista Christian leaders effort to retake the Iberian Peninsula from the Moor's
Piety a persons level of devotion to religion
Pope Gregory VII pope who excommunicated Henry IV, showing that a pope could stand up to the emperor
Pontificate term of office of a particular pope
Henry IV Holy Roman Emperor who clashed with pope Gregory VII in 1075

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